How to Age

How to Age

eBook - 2015
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THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE'S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS "DAMNABLY CUTE." WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS A VARIETY OF USEFUL IDEAS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO STIMULATE, PROVOKE, AND CONSOLE. Society has a deep fear of ageing, and showing your age is increasingly one of our most pervasive taboos. Old age in modern life is widely viewed as either a time of inevitable decline or something to be resisted, denied or overcome. In How to Age, sociologist and award-winning journalist Anne Karpf urges us to radically change our narrative.Exploring how our outlook on ageing is historically determined and culturally defined, Karpf draws upon revealing case studies to suggest how ageing can be an actively enriching time of immense growth. She argues that if we can recognize growing older as an inevitable part of the human condition, then the great challenge of ageing turns out to be none other than the challenge of living. In How to Age, learn how ageing isn't about your wardrobe or physical fitness, but a determination to live fully at every age and stage of life.
Publisher: New York. N.Y. : Picador, 2015
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781250058997
1250058996
Characteristics: 1 online resource
210 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

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waromano
Oct 16, 2015

Very basic, long winded approach to a deep subject. Overall boring writing; for example, author mentions the concept of future self and how to connect with him/her.
I find it difficult to fathom, since at this stage of society we have syndromes like dementia, a wild card that throws any future perspectives into a difficult scenario.

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